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Teotitlan del Valle

Visit  families of weavers and candle production. 
From raw sheep whool to natural dyes colored threads and traditional carpets, learn about the process of natural dyes and traditional loom weaving. 

We drive you through the eastern valley of Oaxaca to the lovely town of Teotitlan del Valle at about 40 minutes drive from Oaxaca centro.

You will first visit the family of Yolanda, Jacinto and their two daughters, passionate and dedicated in keeping the tradition through the generations. From raw sheep whool to colored threads and finally beautiful bright carpets, you will first learn about the process of dying and weaving on traditional loom. After the demo you will get a chance to try it out by yourself guided by the expert.

Yolanda will prepare a delicious meal in her house for us. You cannot leave without falling in love with their beautiful rugs!

We will then visit the center of the village and the church and enjoy a stunning view from the roof.

Maritza and her family will be waiting for us with hot melted wax to show you how her and her family make candles and decorate them using wooden molds: up to 10kg candle for a wedding! She will explain the unique tradition of the village that family members have to bring to the weddings: beautiful!

- Personalized explanations and demonstration with a family of weavers

- Personalized visit and demo of natural bee wax candles

- Visit of the church

- Local meal

- Transportation


- Meet and learn from a family of weavers.

- Demo and hands on traditional loom.

- Natural beeswax candles demo with a local family.

- Make a flower from melted beeswax.

- Visit of the church up to the roof

- Delicious local meal

Hotel pickup at 10am

6 hours

Starts at $2,000.00 MXN / person


Fantastic local experience!
I have done two tours with Margo and recommend her completely. We visited two different villages with local handicrafts, met the artists and learned about their processes. We sampled local food and had wonderful conversations about Oaxaca, art and food! Margo is thoughtful, smart and has great connections with wonderful artists. I true joy.
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